Good evening everyone – we have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for you!
On Friday the 17th of April the Glasgow Common Weal groups will come together to deliver Common Fest 2015 in one of the city’s best-loved venues: The Queen Margaret Union at Glasgow University.
The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the ideas and ideals of the Common Weal, encouraging the people of Scotland to maintain the spectacular levels of engagement witnessed during the independence campaign as we move towards the UK General Election in May of this year.
In order to make this event as accessible as possible two ticket-types will be available: ‘waged’ tickets will be priced at £5; ‘unwaged’ tickets will be priced at £2. Tickets will be available both online and from a number of locations within Glasgow.
Independence Live have also agreed to live-stream our event, allowing us to gain maximum exposure not just across Glasgow but also the rest of Scotland (and beyond).
We plan to include at least three musical acts, two comedy acts and two Common Weal speakers to cater for a wide range of attendees (Common Weal founder Robin McAlpine has already been confirmed as one of our speakers). During the event those present will also be able to visit a small number of stalls providing information about the Common Weal, with staff, board members and volunteers available to answer questions from the public.
In the longer term, it is hoped that the success of this initial event will enable us to run more regular (and ambitious) events in the future, both in Glasgow and further afield.
Tickets will be made available in the next few weeks but, with just 600 available, you’ll have to be quick to ensure that you don’t miss out on what promises to be one of the events of the year!